With the weather getting a bit more brisk, the leaves turning beautiful colors, and pumpkin spice “everything,” no matter where we turn, there can be no question that it’s Fall.
While this time of year can be positively magical, it can also be a time of stress for those of us on the fertility journey.
In a matter of weeks we will find ourselves reconnecting with friends and family, and beginning end of the year celebrations with co-workers and others that are important in our lives. For many of us, as much as we love this time of year, it can also present itself as a virtual minefield of:
- Annoying and painful (though well meaning) questions,
- Cringe-worthy comments
- Endless reminders of the families we long for, but don’t quite have…yet
- Moments when we get stuck in fear and “what –ifs, and
- Myriad other situations that leave us wishing it was January 2nd already!
So, what can we do?
Having lived this journey myself and helping women all over the world through this time of year, it is clear that reclaiming your confidence and joy this time of year comes down to three foundational elements:
1) Making the decision to feel more confidence and joy this season.
Notice here my emphasis on the word decision. This is not merely a preference. It’s you taking a stand for you. Chances are that you are working hard (perhaps harder than you ever have) toward your dream of having the family you desire. That is worthy of acknowledgment and respect. Show yourself both, by giving yourself permission and deciding to live this holiday season differently. This time of year we tend to give so much of ourselves to others. It’s time for you to be on the receiving end!
2) Easy (and fun) tools for making it happen.
This is where it’s easy to get stuck in the “how.” Sometimes we find ourselves at a complete loss for where to begin with feeling more confident and joyful as we move through this time of year and the journey. Going back to books or lectures that may have inspired us in the past can be very helpful. If you want some fresh tools and inspiration, check out my Love Your Journey: Holiday Rescue Group Coaching Intensive, which is specifically designed to give you great tools and strategies for navigating this time of year with more confidence and joy! Focus on finding tools that truly resonate with you.
3) Unwavering support and accountability along the way.
This is where the rubber hits the road. It’s one thing to make a decision and get your hands on great tools, but the missing piece is far too often the follow through. Now, more than ever is when you need the right support. Make a point to ask for what you need! If your friends and family are increasingly busy with their own lives, this can be a great time to broaden your support network. My Love Your Journey: Holiday Rescue Group Coaching Intensive is designed to be there for you. Inspirational, powerful, and fun, Holiday Rescue can be your “soft place to fall.” No matter how you choose to get the support you need to live this holiday season in a whole new way, make sure you create a safe place for you to just “be.”
As you move through this time of year, make a concerted effort to be certain that you don’t get lost in the mix. It could make all the difference in the world, and rejuvenate your holiday spirit!
Click here to learn more about Love Your Journey: Holiday Rescue Group Coaching Intensive.
Rosanne Austin helps professional women who are struggling with fertility move beyond fear and frustration into boundless confidence, so they can love their lives, no matter what. Having spent years struggling with her own fertility while she was a successful trial lawyer, Rosanne knows exactly how difficult this experience can be. During that time, Rosanne discovered powerful strategies that transformed her life and the course of her journey forever. Using those tools and her specialized training as a coach, Rosanne has powerfully mentored women all over the world in her bold, authentic, and creative style. Rosanne’s clients find confidence at a time when they need it most. Rosanne is masterful at creating a safe space for meaningful discussion that can evoke transformation. Rosanne is a proud member of the International Coach Federation and the California State Bar. To learn more about Rosanne and her work, visit www.frommaybetobaby.com